[R-SIG-Mac] Transitioning from Mac to LInux?
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Thu Apr 2 10:15:06 CEST 2020
AFAIK most people on that list would vote hard against installing R via homebrew for several reasons - maybe there should be a section about this on the R dev / CRAN page to address this topic, @Simon? Otherwise this will come up again and again.
Anyhow, this is also not relating to the initial topic of that thread and should probably discussed separately.
On 2. Apr 2020, 10:04 +0200, Rainer M Krug <Rainer using krugs.de>, wrote:
> I am using Homebrew on a Mac (two Macs - one at home, one at work) instead of the official R package, and I did not have any problems after upgrades - maybe I am lucky, maybe not as picky in defining “problem”, but my suggestion would be to try R from homebrew to install R.
> OK - no support from here - I know.
> And homebrew has also binary versions. What is missing, is a hombrew R package repository. Maybe an idea to create one?
> > On 2 Apr 2020, at 02:37, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 01/04/2020 2:48 p.m., Carl Witthoft wrote:
> > > If I should ask over at r-sig-debian instead of here, please tell me.
> > > I don't wish to clog r-sig-mac with off-topic stuff.
> > > I've been watching the massive headaches people are dealing with trying
> > > to keep R fully compatible with each MacOS X upgrade, I'm wondering
> > > whether replacing my iMac (2009) with a new Mac really makes sense from
> > > an R - user point of view, as opposed to getting some inexpensive
> > > desktop and installing Linux. I know I can run R and RStudio under
> > > Linux, for example, but don't know what limitations, if any there are
> > > when it comes to building packages from source, getting compatible
> > > compilers, and so on.
> > > What have some of you 'power R users' discovered when/if you tried to
> > > build , or incorporate Bioconductor or other repository's packages under
> > > Linux?
> > If your iMac is still working, try installing Ubuntu or some other Linux on it. I think at that age Apple is no longer providing upgrades, but I just put Ubuntu on a 2008 iMac, and it works well. (I needed to upgrade the memory, but that just cost $40 for 4 GB.)
> > So I got a $40 desktop, with a nice screen.
> > Duncan Murdoch
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